Easy Banana Bread

Banana bread is so easy to make, it makes a great breakfast and easy snack and puts those too ripe to enjoy bananas to use. This recipe is a particular favorite of mine, it always comes out so moist and is always popular. Yum!

  • 1 cup mashed, ripe banana (about 3 med. bananas)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces (optional)
  • 3 Tbs. chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 Tbs. walnut pieces (optional)

Preheat oven 350. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, beat with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Lightly spoon the flour into measuring cups and level with a knife. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in bowl, stir with whisk.

Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring until just moist. Fold in 1/2 cup walnuts. Spoon batter into 8×4 in loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chocolate chips and 3 tbs. walnuts pieces on top.

Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack, remove from pan, cool completely on rack. Yield 12 servings.